Yesterday we let you know
that Amazon.com is already taking advance pre-orders for Dollhouse - Season 1
, which is coming later this year to both DVD
and high-def Blu-ray Disc
. Amazon didn't list any details, though...not even the release date. But our industry friends have graced us today with a nice amount of information about these releases!
Expect the DVD and Blu-ray versions to arrive day-and-date on July 28th
(well-timed for fanfare at the annual San Diego Comic Con). The pricing we gave you yesterday, of $49.98 SRP for the standard DVD (4 discs) and $69.99 SRP for the high-def Blu-ray (3 discs), has been confirmed. Running time is 694 minutes for 13 episodes: "Ghost," "The Target," "Stage Fright," "Gray Hour," "True Believer," "Man on the Street," "Echoes," "Needs," "A Spy in the House," "Haunted," "Briar Rose," "Omega" and "Epitaph One." We've confirmed that both versions will also have the Original Unaired Pilot Episode, "Echo."
Other bonus material, apparently available on both DVD and Blu-ray, include Audio Commentary with the Cast and Crew, Deleted Scenes, and Featurettes titled "Making Dollhouse
," "Coming Back Home," "Finding Echo," "Designing the Perfect Dollhouse," "Mind Games," "An Urban Myth?" and "A Private Engagement." Video on the DVD will be anamorphic widescreen, with English 5.1 Dolby Surround audio. Video on the Blu-ray will be 1080p high definition widescreen, with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio. French and Spanish subtitles are also available. Package art isn't available yet, but stay tuned!
Various readers have written in (thanks to each of you for taking the time), pointing out that a Fox Network press release issued yesterday states that the season finale episode of Dollhouse
will be the 12th episode, "Omega," and that there are no immediate plans for "Epitaph One" to be aired. There was some confusion from them how one official Fox announcement about the show's broadcasts could contradict another "official Fox announcement" (referring to our information above) about the home video releases.
TVShowsOnDVD would like to make our position clear about this matter: if you re-read the original text above, which hasn't been altered (other than to correct a minor spelling mistake), we never characterized this information as being part of any "official Fox announcement"; this title has NOT been formally announced by the studio yet. As we stated, the material we passed along came from one of our own industry sources. As a result, all info that was provided should obviously be taken with a grain of salt. It could represent early plans rather than the finalized situation, or any number of other reasons could come into play. Regardless, all details we post about *any* home video release are naturally subject to possible change, right up until the time the product is released (and sometimes even afterward, as with this example
). Stay tuned for official word from the studio, when it's available.